Ivory A. Toldson, PhD., is associate professor of counseling psychology at Howard University, senior research analyst for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and editor-in-chief of “The Journal of Negro Education,” the country’s oldest black continuous publication. Dr. Toldson is the author of the “Breaking Barriers” series, which analyzes academic success and delinquency prevention indicators from national surveys that together give voice to nearly 10,000 black male pupils from schools across the country. After completing coursework for a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Temple University, Dr. Toldson became a correctional and forensic psychology resident at the United States Penitentiary. Upon completion, Dr. Toldson joined the faculty of Southern University and became the fourth recipient of the prestigious DuBois Fellowship from the US Department of Justice. He also served as the clinical director of the Manhood Training Village. He has held visiting research appointments at Emory, Drexel, and Morehouse School of Medicine.